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In his 1968 campaign Richard Nixon made one thing perfectly clear: there was going to be “a new Attorney General.” He didn’t say how many new ones.
At an early age the poet, critic, and playwright learned that sex and sin were the same thing.
Medicine marches on. The law and ethics straggle behind. We have the knowledge to prolong life. Here, a Catholic theologian asks if we have the wisdom to end it.
“It’ll sound a bit silly, but they sort of understand each other, Mike and the dolphins. Gets a bit spooky sometimes.”